NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 385 October 1998

BC - Kathmandu

The coldest day is left until the last. Up at 4.30am to wait for the Land Cruisers to take us back to Nyalam. At 6.30am it was #@~}&£$ freezing. Our Chinese driver was a Spice Girls fan (Ginger’s replacement), but our jeep won the rally back to Tingri. I’m sure he was aiming for all those potholes. Great views of Cho Oyu and Everest followed by Shisapangma and Gaurishanker from the Cho La. So many mountains, so little time! Another landslide above

Friendship bridge so we walk to Kodari. Sherpas stock up on ‘duty free presents’ and we all fall asleep. Kathmandu = hot showers and analysis of weight loss. PBS has the most new free space at the waist. A food orgy follows.